Rising Spaniard Paula Badosa will play the Estonian Anett Kontaveit in the second round of the 2021 Ostrava Open on Wednesday, September 22. Get the live streaming options of this Anett Kontaveit v Paula Badosa match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Paula Badosa v Anett Kontaveit Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between the two players on the WTA Tour.
Badosa Storms Past Gracheva
Paula Badosa did not need a lot of time to start her WTA Ostrava campaign on a winning note. Facing Varvara Gracheva, she knocked the Russian out in straight sets with 6-2, 6-2, to avenge her recent second-round US Open loss to her and continue her brilliant season.
With a win-loss tally of 35-15 as of this tournament, the 23-year-old Spaniard has had a superb run this year. Starting as World No. 70, she has made great strides on the tour to reach the top 30 (currently placed #27). Badosa won her first singles trophy at the Serbia Open but not before reaching the semifinal in a couple of big-ticket tournaments in Charleston and Madrid.
Shortly after that, she reached the quarterfinal at the French Open and later, Tokyo Olympics and Cincinnati Open.
Badosa is a worthy adversary with the means to deliver a deep, promising run in Ostrava.
Kontaveit Overcomes Cirstea
World No. 30 Anett Kontaveit was off to a good start as well in Ostrava as she moved past Sorana Cirstea 6-4, 6-4.
Looking at her overall form this season, the Estonian has looked quite sharp as she made it to three singles finals over the course of the year. The first one was the Grampians Trophy where she had to share the title with Ann Li. Her next such stint came at Eastbourne International where she fell in the final to Jelena Ostapenko.
More recently, she found success in the WTA Cleveland where she defeated Irina-Camelia Begu to win her first singles trophy since the 2017 Rosmalen Championships.
Kontaveit’s last tournament was the US Open where she lost to Iga Swiatek in round three. Despite these successes, the 25-year-old has seen her fair share of losses, often in the early rounds. However, a good majority of those have come at the hands of players ranked well above her.
Badosa v Kontaveit Prediction and Tip
This is an evenly matched affair that can very well go either way. It may be tricky to call an outright winner but the game has all the makings of being a three-setter.